The NBN: 2009 to 2016 and Beyond

Basement Theatre
Business & Economics Building (The Spot)
Berkeley St


Only three short years ago, the National Broadband Network was a main focus of the federal election as each major party campaigned their vision of Australia's connected future. This coming federal election has seen less talk of the NBN perhaps as Australians have become disillusioned over promises made versus what has been rolled out.

Yet the impact of the NBN on the future of Australia's connectivity, technological developments, and networked society remains an important topic.

In this free public lecture, Mike Quigley, NBN Co’s first employee and CEO from July 2009 to September 2013, will reflect on the ups and downs of the NBN project during the last seven years. He will then consider the pros and cons of the various options to complete the NBN.

This event is in collaboration with the Telecommunications Society of Australia (TelSoc) and the University of Melbourne.

This is a free event, but we ask attendees please register so we can cater to numbers.

Eventbrite - The NBN: from 2006 to 2016 and Beyond

Extended Lecture Text and Slides

Download the extended text and slides of Mike Quigley's MNSI Telsoc Public Lecture

Tuning in

The event will be streamed live on Periscope (@MelbNSI) and we will be live-tweeting using the hashtag #NBNfuture.

An extended written version of the speech and slides will be made available in the hours following the talk. Watch this space.

An audio podcast of the talk will be released on Monday 27 June and posted to the MNSI News section.

About our Speaker

Mike Quigley is a graduate of the University of New South Wales with a degree in Physics and Mathematics and a degree in Electrical Engineering. Mike began his career in 1971 at Alcatel Australia. He spent many years involved in R&D and in 1996 became General Manager responsible for Alcatel's activities in Australia and New Zealand. At the end of 1999 he moved to the US and in 2001 was appointed CEO of Alcatel USA. In 2004 he was appointed President and COO of Alcatel based in Paris, France. Following the merge of Alcatel and Lucent Mike returned to Australia in September 2007.

He was appointed the CEO of NBN Co, a Federal Government Business Enterprise, in July 2009. As the first employee of NBN Co Mike built the Company from its inception until he retired in September 2013.

Mike is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney.